Area Information for Ardgay, Scotland, IV24 3DN

This postcode in Ardgay is in Scotland. The postcode is within the North, West and Central Sutherland ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross. The Scottish Parliament constituency is Caithness, Sutherland and Ross. This page combines information for the address Ardgay, Scotland, IV24 3DN, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of IV24 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Basic Information

Area Type Very Remote Rural
Local Authority Highland
Ward North, West and Central Sutherland
UK Parliamentary Constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Scottish Parliament Constituency Caithness, Sutherland and Ross
Country Scotland

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Ardgay, Scotland, IV24 3DN:

Church Street, Ardgay, IV24 3BN
Bonar Bridge, Ardgay, IV24 3AA
Tulloch Place, Bonar Bridge, Ardgay, IV24 3EE
South Bonar Industrial Estate, Bonar Bridge, Ardgay, IV24 3AQ
Manse Road, Ardgay, IV24 3BL

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about IV24 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Ardgay, Scotland, IV24 3DN is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Ardgay, Scotland consists predominantly of detached housing, a strong indicator of affluence. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 72
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 82
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Ardgay, Scotland contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 25
Owned with Mortgage 12
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 14
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 9
Total 66

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 22
Two People 23
Three People 11
Four People 8
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 66

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 4
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 12
C2 - Skilled manual workers 18
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 43

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Male 70
Female 73
Total 143

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 5
5-7 4
8-9 0
10-14 8
15 4
16-17 5
18-19 1
20-24 3
25-29 10
30-44 26
45-59 30
60-64 11
65-74 22
75-84 11
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 143

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode IV24 3DN does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 24
Married 72
Divorced 8
Separated 4
Widowed 14
Same Sex 0
Total 122

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 86
Good 36
Fair 15
Bad 6
Very Bad 0
Total 143

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 29
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 8
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 14
1-4 GCSEs 43
No GCSEs 28
Total 122

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Ardgay, Scotland) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 142
Total 142

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.3% of the resident population of Scotland were born in Scotland. The other groups were 8.7% English, 0.3% Welsh, 0.7% Northern Irish, 0.4% from the Republic of Ireland, 2.6% from other European Union countries, and 4% from outside of Europe.

Country of Birth
England 40
Wales 0
Scotland 98
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 2
Other 3
Total 143

Religion Embed This Back to Top

Scotland is primarily a Christian country, with 15.9% of residents Catholic, 37.9% other Christians, and 2.5% other religions. Approximately 36.7% of residents state that they have no religion or are Atheist, while 7% did not state their religious views.

Catholic 2
Other Christian 63
No Religion 54
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 21
Total 143

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the North, West and Central Sutherland ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 22% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 42
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 10
Self Employed 11
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 2
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3
Other 5
Total 108

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 8
Manufacturing 3
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 5
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 6
Information and Communication 1
Real Estate 4
Administration 3
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 6
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 64
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Below are the details of the closest services to IV24 3DN. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for IV24 3DN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 5 closest railway stations to Ardgay, Scotland, IV24 3DN. The nearest railway station is Ardgay, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Ardgay 1.5 miles
Culrain 1.6 miles
Invershin 1.8 miles
Lairg 7.1 miles
Rogart 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 3 closest primary schools to Ardgay, Scotland, IV24 3DN. The nearest is Gledfield Primary School, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gledfield Primary School 1 mile
Bonar Bridge Primary School 1.8 miles
Rosehall Primary School 6.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 1 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Ardgay, Scotland, IV24 3DN. The nearest is Creich Surgery, approximately 1.6 miles away. Please consult the facility to check if they are currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Creich Surgery 1.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 1 closest hospitals to Ardgay, Scotland, IV24 3DN. The nearest is Migdale Hospital, approximately 1.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Migdale Hospital 1.6 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.

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Broadband in IV24 3DN

The maximum speed reported in this postcode is 5-10Mbps. This is at the lower end of broadband speeds. While it is sufficient for internet browsing, and some light video and gaming use, users are likely to experience issues when streaming high definition videos, playing multiplayer online games, or using multiple internet connected devices at the same time.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 9 reported internet connections. This postcode does feature some residents who are using lines that support speeds of less than 2Mbps.

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Average Download Speed 3.5Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 8.1Mbps
Average Upload Speed 0.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 0.4Mbps
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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 74%
Virgin Media 72%
Sky Digital 70%
EE/Orange Broadband 69%
BT Broadband 66%
TalkTalk 63%

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